|Site||Who It's For||Why We Like It|
|Geriatric Mental Health Foundation||Elderly people with depression and their families||You can search for a geriatric psychiatrist by name or location, and the site will tell you who is close-by and whether or not they are board certified in geriatric psychiatry. You can also take advantage of the foundation's "Depression Recovery Tool Kit," which includes a guide to paying for mental health services under Medicare.|
|Helpguide.org||Depressed seniors and their caregivers||This site highlights the aspects of depression that are unique to seniors. Read about the difference between grief and depression, which are often confused. Consider medications, such as arthritis and cancer drugs, that may induce symptoms of depression. Learn about some senior self-help techniques, including volunteering and exercising.|
|Mental Health America||Caregivers and health-care providers for seniors||This provides an overview of things to think about when considering an elderly person's mental health. Suicide rates, for example, are particularly high among seniors. Some interesting statisticsabout 58% of people 65 and older think depression comes with ageincrease awareness about depression in the elderly.|
|Geriatric Depression Scale||Elderly people who think they may be depressed||This questionnaire will help seniors evaluate their own mental health. Questions include, "Do you often get bored?" and "Do you often feel helpless?"|
|Suicide Awareness Voices of Education||Caregivers of elderly people with depression||This site comprehensively lists warning signs to look for in a suicidal seniorsuch as a preoccupation with death or calling people to say good-byeand advises you how to react. One suggestion: Begin by having an open and nonjudgmental conversation with the person you are concerned about.|
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